Category Archives: Festivals

I’m On Fire

I thought I might try and bang one out while I can, despite battling with a keyboard that has been bathed in orange juice (with bits !). In a way it’s slowed me down which is good because I don’t … Continue reading

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Sounds from the Garden

We’ll begin with the music today shall we, and not a favourite band of mine, Red Hot Chilli Peppers. They have a bit of a reputation for being a bit flat live. To be fair, I’ve only seen them twice, … Continue reading

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Me Me Me

There’s no stopping me now, I’m on a roll. After a couple of months silence I’m out to make up for lost time…or time I haven’t got maybe. I’ve made an executive decision also, all future blog entries will be … Continue reading

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Normal Service Will Resume Shortly

Now then, where were we? Before we were so rudely interrupted The longer the absence has gone on the harder it has become to rectify. If thought recognition software were available I’m sure I’d have dealt with this ages ago, … Continue reading

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Swallowing My Pride

I’ve no idea where to start, so much has happened since my last serious blog (I’m discounting the one hastily written from my hospital bed on my mobile phone). I can hardly take in what’s happened myself, so I can … Continue reading

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What A Marathon

News reports on the Boston Marathon this week reminded me it’s 12 months since I had the second of my lung operations. It was the night before my op as I listened to the radio trying to drop off to … Continue reading

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You Shall Go To The Ball

Another, wet dreary miserable Sunday afternoon. I shouldn’t complain, considering the terrible weather and flooding in the south west. It’s a scenario I do not find difficult to imagine, many times I’ve stood at the top of Glastonbury Tor, gazing … Continue reading

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Where Did I Put That Bag ?

Any moment now I’m going to press the ‘publish’ button.’m not even going to proof read it, so apologies in advance.  It’s taken me a week to get this far and I can’t put it off any longer. There’s another … Continue reading

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Small is Beautiful

Time seems to have passed so quickly since Glastonbury, all of a sudden we’re heading towards August bank holiday! I’ve not exactly been sitting on my backside, well I have actually, mainly in fields, with sunshine, good music and friends. … Continue reading

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Wish You Were Here

If I bit my fingernails, now would be the time I would be doing it. No, nothing medical….The Ashes. It’s lunch on the final day and Australia need 20 more runs to win the first of the Ashes test. Already … Continue reading

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